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Friday, July 31, 2009

What’s Behind the Push for National Health Care?

Representative Michelle Bachman (R-MN) exposes the agenda of President Obama and his advisors. Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, Health Policy Advisor to the Administration, admits the need to ration care for the elderly and disabled. Is this what you want for your parents? Your family? Yourself?

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2 comment(s):

Our nation and our people deserve health care. We are the only industrialized nation without a national health care system. I normally never comment politically, but we need health care. Not just for you or me, but for the poor, for those ill with cancer, for children. I feel this is just Obama bashing and is getting in the way of a national health care plan.

By Anonymous Gayle@Mountain Moma, at 8:56 PM  

Gayle, the reality is that most of the groups and people you mentioned are already covered by some form of government health care (which you and I are paying for). The number that is being touted by the media and administration (47 million uninsured) is actually 12 million when you strip out illegal aliens, people between jobs, young people who have opted out, etc. A 12 million person problem can be fixed without a total overhaul of the system that is working for 83% of the nation (per recent polls).

We may be the only nation without a national health care system BUT we are the nation people in countries with NHS come to when they can't get care in their own nation. The stories are many. AND we do have the best care in the nation for most of the people.

The issue really isn't IF people should have care, but who controls the decisions and who should pay for it. I don't want a person like Ezekiel Emmanuel determining what kind of care or how much my family or I can access. Now I'm off to access our excellent care for my husband's lung tumor and am thankful for that freedom. One we pay for, BTW.

By Blogger Pat, at 1:18 PM  

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